Cate Blanchett, Set to Have a Ball

Luuuuucy, I’m looking for an Oscaaaaaar nomination!! O.K., maybe I should at least wait until the new biopic about Lucille Ball starring Cate Blanchett and written by Aaron Sorkin has, you know, a director before hedging bets on the films Oscar chances but, c’mon. That’s quite a dangerous duo of filmmaking awesomeness right there.

Oh, what’s that? You don’t know what the hell I’m talking about? Sorry, getting way ahead of myself all around. “The Trades” (that’s the fancy term for Hollywood industry magazines) are reporting that Cate Blanchett has signed on to play Lucille Ball in a film about the actress that’s been written by Aaron Sorkin. I, like most everyone, love Blanchett and Academy Awards voters love her too. Her first Oscar came in 2004 for playing Kate Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator and most of her other nominations have come from her performances of other people (Queen Elizabeth, Bob Dylan). Plus Sorkin seems to be quite the go-to guy for Oscar nominated screenplays (nominated for Moneyball, won for The Social Network) and the forthcoming Danny Boyle helmed, Michael Fassbender starring biopic Jobs is a surefire Oscar nominee. Oh, fine. I’m just blathering on. No one knows what will happen aside from our impending doom as a planet.

Author: Don Lewis

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